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USA: Check out George W. Bush's portraits of world leaders01:03

USA: Check out George W. Bush's portraits of world leaders

United States, Dallas
April 4, 2014 at 08:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Check out George W. Bush's potraits of world leaders

Former U.S. President George W. Bush's paintings were unveiled Friday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, with the opening of an exhibition entitled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy." The exhibit includes portraits of more than two dozen world leaders as painted by Bush, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Dalai Lama.

Bush began oil painting in 2012 after reading Winston Churchill’s essay 'Painting as a Pastime.' Since then he has painted a variety of subjects, including landscapes, family members, himself, and even his dog Barney.

The portraits depict leaders as Bush saw them, highlighting his personal relationship with the individuals and the role those relationships played in one-on-one diplomacy.

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USA: Check out George W. Bush's potraits of world leaders

Former U.S. President George W. Bush's paintings were unveiled Friday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, with the opening of an exhibition entitled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy." The exhibit includes portraits of more than two dozen world leaders as painted by Bush, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Dalai Lama.

Bush began oil painting in 2012 after reading Winston Churchill’s essay 'Painting as a Pastime.' Since then he has painted a variety of subjects, including landscapes, family members, himself, and even his dog Barney.

The portraits depict leaders as Bush saw them, highlighting his personal relationship with the individuals and the role those relationships played in one-on-one diplomacy.